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Would you leave a 3 yr old asleep inside whilst you popped out to the shop for 5mins

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ThomasMillsandCodeinePills Mon 17-Oct-16 17:20:32

Name Changed in view of possible flaming blush

Would you do it? She sodding well fell asleep during Peter Rabbit (shes not being unreasonable, it's the same fucking storyline in every episode. A fox or a badger chase them) and I don't want to risk waking her up to go to the shops but I have to get something.^^ It's just us here and I can't see the harm if I'm back in five. Am I being stupid even thinking about it or....

2410ang Mon 17-Oct-16 17:21:46

Yes you are being VVVU and also irresponsible for even thinking it!

coff33andChoc Mon 17-Oct-16 17:22:08

I wouldn't. Is the shop so very urgent? I would just wait until she wakes up.

BottleBeach Mon 17-Oct-16 17:22:32

Absolutely not. Waking up and finding herself alone would be absolutely terrifying for her.

PushingElephantsUpStairs Mon 17-Oct-16 17:22:33

Yes of course you are, but you knew that otherwise you wouldn't have asked on MN

billabye Mon 17-Oct-16 17:22:41

Not a chance. Imagine if she wakes up and you're not there or if you get unexpectedly delayed sad

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 17-Oct-16 17:23:41

I wouldn't.

She'll probably be absolutely fine but you could be delayed for any number of reasons and that's not worth the risk.

Ginmakesitallok Mon 17-Oct-16 17:23:52


gillybeanz Mon 17-Oct-16 17:24:28

Definitely not, what if something happened to you and you were delayed.
She might be worried sick waking up and you not being there.
Wouldn't even consider it for one moment tbh.

I can't believe you are even asking sad

Penhacked Mon 17-Oct-16 17:24:33

If she wakes up she will try to find you and she will panic. Not worth it. If she is spark out, just transfer her to pram and walk to local shop, or I no local shop put her in car seat and drive to petrol station and buy it from there while she sleeps in car. Its annoying but if it is three minutes it should be pramable.

FirstTimerAtBeingAMummy Mon 17-Oct-16 17:24:51

I really wouldn't. She is 3 years old she could hurt herself in the blink of an eye when you are present. The risk is so much greater if she was alone. She would surely panic if she woke while you were not there and she couldn't find you. It's worth it to wake her up or wait until she wakes herself. But please don't leave her.

lightcola Mon 17-Oct-16 17:25:00

Nope. Nope. Nope. Anything could happen in 5 minutes.

BearFeet Mon 17-Oct-16 17:25:26

5 minutes is a long time! No I wouldn't ever do this. Wake her up or put her in a buggy if you've still got one.

Penhacked Mon 17-Oct-16 17:25:53

This isn't even a good nap time! Just wake her up!

DixieWishbone Mon 17-Oct-16 17:26:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ladybird333 Mon 17-Oct-16 17:27:23

What if you get hit by a car and don't come home?
What if there's a fire?
What if there's a burglar?
What if she wakes up and you're not there?

CurlyBlueberry Mon 17-Oct-16 17:27:27

I wouldn't do it, but if I'm really honest... that's probably more because I'd worry what people would think, than because I seriously think anything is actually likely to happen.

Is there a neighbour you could maybe ask to sit in your house for the five minutes?

ThomasMillsandCodeinePills Mon 17-Oct-16 17:27:30

I'm worried shed wake up in the cold air. Once she's awake that'll be it till about 10pm.

I feel predictably embarrassed about asking now.

Blerg Mon 17-Oct-16 17:28:18

Nope! Quite aside from the dangers and scariness of a 3 year old being home alone, you might get run over by a bus or anything and no one would know to go and rescue her.

Nojo82 Mon 17-Oct-16 17:31:21

Worst case scenario, you get knocked down or if you are driving, get involved in a serious car accident. Wat happens then???? You tell the police, ambulance or whoever rescues you.. Social Services would most def be all over you..

ThomasMillsandCodeinePills Mon 17-Oct-16 17:31:34

It's crossing the road made me think "shit I could be run over, she'd be all alone". Your all right. Stupid thing to do.

yorkshapudding Mon 17-Oct-16 17:32:46

I'm worried shed wake up in the cold air

Better than waking up to discover she's been left alone, surely? confused

EllsTeeth Mon 17-Oct-16 17:33:12

Yet another of these threads....

No. Don't leave her.

Boundaries Mon 17-Oct-16 17:34:37

If my DS fell asleep at this time I would be stuffed if he woke up. Although if this was it for the night he'd probs be awake at 4am.

Do you love next door to a nice person who could watch her?

What do you need? Bet it's overnight nappies. I've done that.,,

Mishaps Mon 17-Oct-16 17:37:04

Is this a wind-up? Would you seriously consider doing this?

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